The 2019 Programme is now live!
Join us 13-19 May - every year, the Festival brings the world to Auckland. In 2018 we staged 213 public events, gathering together 230 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with 75,000 Festival goers, to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
For the past 19 years the Festival has enriched the culture of our city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of our guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our setting.
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‘Urgently Relevant’ Novel Wins Country’s Richest Literary AwardDame Fiona Kidman has won this year’s $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her novel, This Mortal Boy, a work described by the judges as ‘moving, memorable, authentic and urgently relevant to our times.’ Read more ›
An Evening with Arundhati RoyAnnouncing a special event with internationally acclaimed Indian writer Arundhati Roy on Wednesday 17 July. Read more ›
ANNOUNCING OUR 2019 PROGRAMME!The Prime Minister, Jeff Tweedy, Sir Antony Beevor among Stellar 2019 Auckland Writers Festival Line-up Read more ›